For this performance event, artists Bruce Barber and Mark Harvey revisit their collaboration, My Left is Your Right, which was performed earlier this year as part of the Free Hand performance series at Anna Leonowens Gallery in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This new presentation, titled Button Action, will take place in Titirangi Village.
Mark Harvey is an Aotearoa-based artist of Pakeha/Maori descent working mainly in performance art and video. His practice is conceptually driven and often tests out notions of minimal endurance with a focus on constructions of idiocy, social justice, environmental politics, political dynamics, public social psychology and cultural contexts by drawing on visual arts and choreographic influences.
Bruce Barber is an interdisciplinary media artist, cultural historian and curator whose research and writing explores the representation of art, artists and art history in film, television, cartoons and comics. At Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, he teaches courses in media arts and film history. He is currently featured in the Auckland Art Gallery exhibition, Groundswell: Avant-Garde Auckland 1971–79.
Monday 17 December, 4-4.30pm